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Old 03-15-2009, 05:25 PM   #41
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Well i'll have to make up my mind soon as I need that **** in the mail like 2 days ago if I end up buying it from you. I also have no idea what they're worth...new or used.

Cheap ebay style go for 25-30 new and nice Greddy onces go for $75.

I just had to buy a sandwhich plate for my build and it ended up being $40 bucks for a nice greddy one locally.

That should help with the pricing.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #42
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Cheap ebay style go for 25-30 new and nice Greddy onces go for $75.

I just had to buy a sandwhich plate for my build and it ended up being $40 bucks for a nice greddy one locally.

That should help with the pricing.
Thats what I was affraid of, for less than 20 I can get the correct fitting I need and just do it right the first time.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:57 PM   #43
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If its in the sub $50 range, I've got dibs on it if Wayne Curr doesn't want it, I need an oil cooler bad.
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If its in the sub $50 range, I've got dibs on it if Wayne Curr doesn't want it, I need an oil cooler bad.
Ya its all yours man, i feel like this is going to present even more problems for me if I go that route.
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sweeeeeeet, good luck with your build. Tell me if you need any help, I'm only about 5 hours south of you, lols.
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sweeeeeeet, good luck with your build. Tell me if you need any help, I'm only about 5 hours south of you, lols.
Lol, yes i need help TODAY! I cannot get this ****** thing off! Out in the garage right now...i think its seriously on there for good at this point.
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You're still fighting with the oil pressure sender? It shouldn't be on there with much force, although you might be fighting some 18 year old locktite. Holy **** girls born when your car was made are old enough to have sex with, scary thought.

Anywho try some heat with a butane torch or something similar, plumbers pliers work great too, expand them so you can grip it with one hand and start prying.

Oh, and don't forget, righty tighty, lefty loosy.
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Thanks for the tips. I figured something else out on the hotside oil feed. Now i'm just figuring out what to do with 3ft of extra ss braided oil feed line lol.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:55 PM   #49
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Omg its about ready to start...i cant believe it. My ******* is going to be puckered so tight when I turn that key...
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No start :( At first I was getting no tach signal in Megatune, found something loose in my LC1 wiring and crimped it down...now I have tach but no start still. I'm sure i'm getting fuel cause the LC1 reading is changing as if raw fuel is getting dumped into the exhaust. I'm done working on it today though, i'm ready to relax and drink beer. I just hope its not my coils since I gave my extra coils to a friend.

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And my rats nest of wiring. If I cant get it started with regular troubleshooting tomorrow then i'm going to remove all the crimp connectors and solder all this like it should be.
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Did you seriously drill a hole into the compressor housing for a self-tapping screw?


edit: oh god crimp connectors
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Did you seriously drill a hole into the compressor housing for a self-tapping screw?


edit: oh god crimp connectors
no, I drilled a hole, then tapped it, then used a bolt. Solid.
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So, any results after straightening out the wiring?
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So, any results after straightening out the wiring?
not done yet. almost done though. got rid of all the crimp connectors, looks much more tidy now. tonight is about drinking though so no working on the car today.
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It runs! It drives!

It goes ssshhhhhhhSSSHHHHHH-PSSSSHHHH!


What a hoot!

Have an exhaust leak from the DP to the cat. There isn't a gasket in there so it doesn't surprise me. Getting tons of resets now on my MS which is bullshit cause I just added more grounds and soldered everything. Maybe I need to re-gap my plugs.
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It runs! It drives!

It goes ssshhhhhhhSSSHHHHHH-PSSSSHHHH!


What a hoot!

Have an exhaust leak from the DP to the cat. There isn't a gasket in there so it doesn't surprise me. Getting tons of resets now on my MS which is bullshit cause I just added more grounds and soldered everything. Maybe I need to re-gap my plugs.

Congrats on getting it started! I'm on the same build (close) and working slowly to get this finished so I can hear my BOV again haha. Though I'm not looking forward to tuning the E-Manage. I have absolutely no idea on how to operate this thinger, but I'm sure I'll figure it out sooner or later.

But yeah, this build thread answered a few questions I had and verified it with pics...Thanks!!
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I cannot for the life of me get the oil pressure sender off the block with the engine in the car. If I had known this would be this huge of a PITA, i would have put my oil Tee in while the engine was out. Omg its seriously impossible, there is no way to get a wrench on the nut behind the sender unit and actually have room to move the wrench to loosen it. I'm thinking about either picking up an oil filter sandwich plate or figuring out how to make the oil port on the hotside work with my -3AN oil feed hose.

I see I'm too late, but there's a how-to starting on post #7. 1-6 is good for a little laugh too.
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t4775/
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I see I'm too late, but there's a how-to starting on post #7. 1-6 is good for a little laugh too.
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t4775/
thanks but the problem is actually that the deep socket doesn't work and there is no way to get behind the sender to get to the little nut to loosen it. I basically just put the tuner toys T in the block feed on the exhaust side with a washer...no leaks.
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